The Elegant Setting, Southampton
Southampton , New York
Tel: 888 277 8837
Concierge.com's insider take:
Hamptons hosts rely on Stephanie Finkelstein's shop for custom party cups and cocktail napkins, but the store is also a great place for guests seeking to return the favor. Inside a 400-square-foot bungalow at the end of an alleyway a few steps off Southampton's main drag, the Elegant Setting sells resort-town necessities ranging from beach towels and cotton throw blankets to leather-handled canvas totes—all of which can be monogrammed on-site. Summery, personalized status symbols are the specialty here: Nautical motifs are a popular choice on the made-to-order items, and ultrapreppy Smathers & Branson needlepoint key fobs come embroidered with the various Hamptons ZIP codes. Even if you don't own property in the East End, the valets will think you do.—Updated by Darrell Hartman
Open Thursdays through Sundays 10 am to 5 pm.